Why is he not at the White House doing this briefing? pic.twitter.com/7YedLrAEJm
— 🇺🇸ProudArmyBrat (@leslibless) October 6, 2021
According to Fox News, the set “was constructed across from the White House in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building.”
The most recent use of this farcical facility was Wednesday, when President Biden used it to hold a debt limit round table with business leaders.
The mere existence of the set is a mystery—and a concern—to many in and out of political circles.
There are many theories as to why this set even exists.
Stephen Miller, a Trump-era White House official, theorized that Biden used a replica White House to avoid being outed for using a teleprompter.
And for Biden apologists making the incredibly asinine observation that you can read monitors in other rooms: yes, for formal addresses. WH created this bizarre set-up to create illusion that Biden’s running a normal human *meeting* when he’s actually delivering a scripted text.
— Stephen Miller (@StephenM) October 6, 2021
Miller argued in a tweet that the set “allows [Biden] to read a script directly from a face-on monitor (& w/out teleprompter glass that can be seen on camera).”
“And for Biden apologists making the incredibly asinine observation that you can read monitors in other rooms: yes, for formal addresses,” Miller continued.
“WH created this bizarre set-up to create illusion that Biden’s running a normal human *meeting* when he’s actually delivering a scripted text.”
The administration also used the set on Sept 27, when President Biden received his COVID booster shot.
This discovery has lead to some decidedly bad PR for the Biden team, sending a flurry of fact-checkers into action:
“There was nothing misleading about the event’s staging. Biden received his vaccination in the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, a frequent venue for White House news events and photo ops,” reported PolitiFact.
Many on Twitter were not content with this explanation:
Look at the Fake President, who used fake votes to fake winning an election, sitting in his fake White House, trying to delude Americans into believing in his fake solutions.#FJB https://t.co/f3AUVvjBpl
— Errol Webber (@ErrolWebber) October 7, 2021
The Biden Presidency is such a joke.
Why would someone set up a fake White House backdrop when they live and work in the actual White House?
Nothing they do makes sense. https://t.co/g5oCLMWDjp
— Amy Tarkanian (@MrsT106) September 29, 2021
Though PolitiFact insists the event was a normal occurrence, there have been no reports of Biden’s predecessors using this facility.